The president of Brazilian state oil company Petrobras (Petroleo Brasileiro) Maria das Graca Foster has resigned along with five of the company’s top executives in the middle of a corruption scandal involving billions of dollars.
The contact group of BRICS experts will meet in March to discuss the idea of establishing an independent rating agency, said Brazilian Ambassador to Russia Jose Vallim Antonio Guerreiro. The agency would become an alternative to the western ‘big three’.
Soybean workers exposed to the agrochemicals like glyphosate, the main component in Monsanto’s ‘Roundup’ herbicide and other biocides, suffer from elevated DNA and cell damage, according to a new study.
The oil price crash is the first battle of Global War I between the geopolitical interests of the West versus Russia and its allies, says international consultant Adrian Salbuchi. In the future we might see the same happening over water or food, he adds.
The construction of a giant observation tower in the middle of the Amazon rainforest – a project of German and Brazilian scientists – is nearing completion. Photos from the top of the structure, which is higher than the Eiffel Tower, reveal the process.
A massive rally against a bus fare hike has turned violent in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Shops were pillaged and objects thrown, with riot police resorting to tear gas and rubber bullets. This is the first such incident since the World Cup protests this summer.
Two trains have collided outside Rio de Janeiro, with 229 people injured in the incident, local media cited authorities. One of the trains, which had stopped at a station, was crashed into from behind by another.
Calls for independence, pleas to stop war, objection to mass surveillance, outrage over police brutality, and much more drove people to the streets in 2014. RT takes a look at what prompted millions around the globe to rise up.
Police in Brazil have stumbled upon a giant swastika depicted on the floor of a private swimming pool while flying over it in a helicopter during an anti-drugs raid in the southern state of Santa Catarina.